Reissuance of license plates

What is license plate reissuance?

  • Reissuance is a process DMV uses to replace license plates that have exceeded their life cycle.

When does it occur?

  • Once a license plate series has been identified for reissuance, it occurs automatically at the time a vehicle registration is up for renewal.
  • Customers receive new license plates with a new plate number (unless you have personalized plates) and year and month stickers.​

How much does it cost?

  • With the exception of some special plates, there is no additional cost to you. Customers affected by the current reissuance will not pay additional fees.


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